Early Voting in SP Draws Long Lines, Traffic
Parking spaces were hard to find at the Severna Park Library on Wednesday morning as early voters waited in long lines.
Early voting in Maryland resumed Wednesday and the line of people waiting to cast their votes was wrapped around the building.
“The main reason I am here today is because I am a nurse and I work a 12-hour shift on Election Day,” said Severna Park resident Judy Calhoun. “So when I get off work the polls will be closed. I am very passionate about this election.”
The parking lot at the library was jammed. One woman, who said she was just getting a book—not voting, had to park in the lot by Diehl's Produce.
As I walked up to the library, one man who was coming out of the library told me “good luck in there.”
Due to Hurricane Sandy, early voting was canceled in Maryland on Monday and Tuesday, and resumed Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. Those planning to head to the polls early can also vote from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday—but be prepared for long lines.